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Hi-tech headache

Smartphones, tablets and PCs have become a major part of everyday life for lots of people.

Electronic screens are a well-known culprit of headaches. Combine the effects of eye strain and poor posture too and it’s no surprise that too much tech is giving us all a real headache.

In addition, many of us are spending more and more time in the office. Which means even more screen time, which can cause headaches in some people. Add in dehydration from the air conditioning or heater and the general stress from your job, it’s no wonder that lots of people complain that simply being in the office is enough to make their head throb.

Triggers:

• Staring at a computer screen for too long

• Poor posture at the desk

• Inhaling photocopier and fax emissions

• Dehydration from air conditioning or heating

Facts to note:

• This type of headache is extremely common

• It can go away once you can relax away from the office environment

Relief from hi-tech headaches

Tech headaches can be resolved by opening a window to create a less stuffy atmosphere and by regularly taking short breaks away from the screen.

Keep active by going for a walk around the block or even just the office every now and again, get the blood flowing. This will help to relieve stress and therefore reduce your headaches.

And, of course, you could always try keeping some 4head Stick on your desk so you can quickly swipe your head if you feel a headache coming on.